Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning on the set of 'Very Good Girls.'
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Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning are both certified style stars in their own right, but when you throw two of Hollywood's coolest new ingenues together on a movie set...well, you know it's gonna be interesting. The twosome have been running around Manhattan and Brooklyn all summer long filming their new drama Very Good Girls, and we've finally caught a couple of glimpses of their on-set style. We're used to seeing the duo repping big-name designers like Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Lanvin on the red carpet and fronting major ad campaigns (Dakota, we're looking at you...), but for their new coming-of-age flick, they kept things casual in complementary summertime duds. We're talking about stuff we all have in our own closets, like denim cut-offs, t-shirts, and sneakers from brands like ASOS, Superga. Not to mention, enough thrifted pieces to stock their own vintage store.
Leandra Medine for ASOS.
Photo: Courtesy of ASOS
It's kind of embarrassing how often we look at our closet with sad, wanting puppy dog eyes and wish, The Secret style, that one day we'll have a closet like Leandra Medine, the whip smart, beyond cool blogger behind The Man Repeller. Unfortunately, however, we currently lack the funds to deck ourselves out in head to toe ready-to-wear the way Medine does (one day, though...), a fact which consistently bums us out, probably more than is healthy. The kind, gracious, wonderful people over at ASOS understand our plight, however, and had the great Man Repeller curate a collection of her favorite, most repelling pieces from their site. Sweatshirts, mutilated denim, and arm parties abound, with more refined, yet still loud, brocade and leather pieces sprinkled throughout. Although these pieces might be the opposite of repelling on their own, when styled by Medine they begin to resemble a veritable explosion.
Dawn Richard mixes high fashion with her pop past, and the results are fierce.
Photo: Rick Craft
You’ll remember Dawn Richard and those smoke-y smooth Brandy-esque pipes as the most talented member of Making The Band’s Danity Kane (RIP, 4Evs In Our Broken <3s). Just this morning, I frightened my overweight cat with my shower screeching of the Danity Kane immaculate classic, “Damaged”... (*sings off-key* I just “thought that I should letch y’all knowwww, that my heart is damaged, damaged...!”) Nowadays, whilst ex-DKer Aubrey O’Day is embarrassing herself on reality television alongside many a world’s most awful human being (see: Donald Trump, Clay Aiken), Dawn continues to slay lives, which makes her EP title, Armor On, appropriate. You go, girl. The video for “Bombs” in which Dawn WERKS a feathered head-dress a la Cher’s Bob Mackie days + an unbeweavable Rapunzel-rivaling braided pony whilst executing life-changing choreography in a desert replete with dancers somersaulting in the sand basically makes my eyeballs dance/my heart explode. *Breathe in, breathe out* And thank the gay Gods!!!: Dawn’s first single from her forthcoming album, Golden Heart, is set for a back-to-school-friendly September 1st release. Until that sweet day arises, we’ve nabbed Dawn for this week’s Favorite Things, and it just might be our fiercest yet. *Finger snaps* From vintage Givenchy to Lagerfeld, Dawn is not afraid of serving the kids a designer lewk or three. She also made us painfully envious of her sloshed recording session with Grace Jones (!!!) and meeting Whitney Houston AFTER shaking her thang on stage with Prince. 1...2...3... *Faints then rolls under desk*
Statement Piece: Vintage Givenchy Gold necklace. It goes with everything. I'm a sucker for gold vintage jewelry. I could just wear a white t-shirt and jeans and the necklace, and it makes the outfit seem more classic .
eBay purchase: It was actually a painting. Gustav Klimt's "Judith" canvas. He's my favorite painter. It took my condo to another level visually. The painting is beautiful.
Selena Gomez at 2012 Teen Choice Awards, 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, and 2011 American Music Awards.
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You guys know how we have a running Get The Look franchise. We see an outfit we really like on a celeb (usually in the wild because red carpet steez is exPENsive), and point you in the right direction to cop it for yourself. You've probably noticed that Selena Gomez crops up in these Get The Look a LOT - a product of equal parts her exemplary off-duty and the (in general) über-affordableness of it all since Sel frequents a lot of the same stores her fans do, from Forever 21 to Urban Outfitters to, of course, her own Dream Out Loud line for KMart. We keep you updated on where to snag our favorite Selena outfits as we see them, but if a comprehensive, super in-depth outline of Sel's wardrobe is what you're after, look no further than the seriously INCREDIBLE Selena's Closet Tumblr where a team of Selenators identify as many pieces of her outfits as possible, complete with links to buy, right down to the iPhone case!
Iggy Azalea will be taking her ponytail to New York Fashion Week in September!
has officially been a model for just a month (she signed a contract
with Wilhemina Models
in mid-June), and she's already booked herself some time on the runway at the upcoming New York Fashion Week
! Between starring in the music videos that have us dancing the hardest this summer, shooting about a zillion magazine spreads, and likely cooking up something amazing
with House Of Holland
, Iggy's been on a roll ever since signing the deal, but this latest update has our heads spinning. There's no word on who she'll be walking for come September, but we have no doubt that whoever it is, it's going to be good.
Photo: Kristin Vicari
My obsession with Dragonette front-woman Martina Sorbara has recently reached a concerning kind of level. Here's why: On stage, home girl's basically an adorbs pint-sized mind-losing sugar-free Red Bull mascot. She totally gives me Tinkerbell vibes—well, if Tink rocked messy bangs, thrift duds and belted out lovelorn synth-pop bangers to a sea of shredded skinnies-clad hipsters. Also, Dragonette's addiction-resulting shimmering pop gem smash a.k.a. "Hello" (OH HAY Top 40 in over 30 countries!) remains to be my perpetual pre-gaming-on-a-debaucherous-summer-evening go-to jam. Thanks for the devastating hangovers, girl. *chugs three Kombuchas* Incredibly important newsflash: Dragonette is back with new music (!!!) via their Bodyparts LP, out September 25th, and their video for their single, "Let It Go", finds Sorbara getting her Winona Ryder (!!!) circa Girl, Interrupted on, complete with a Robyn-esque, arms-flailing, bangs-whipping, legs-turning-into-squiggly-boiled-pasta hot scorching mess of a dance-a-thon. Because we're amazing and stuff, MTV Style got Sorbara to dish on all of her fave fashion-y thangs, and then our <3s immediately exploded into fairy dust.
Miley Cyrus this week in Philadelphia.
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Between recording her new "adult-sounding" album, going blonde(er), and sporting some new ink, Miley Cyrus has been all about trying new things lately. Proving her adventurous streak isn't quite over yet, this week she took one of this season's most divisive trends- overalls- for a spin in real life. Designers such as Rachel Comey, Chloe, and Altuzarra showed dungarees on the Spring 2012 runways, and the onesie has already invaded fast fashion retailers like Forever21. But instead of sticking with the original farm-inspired silhouette, Miley went retro with a denim jumpsuit from Anthropologie.
Louisa Rose Allen, AKA Foxes.
Photo: Courtesy of Foxes
Foxes might not be a household name in America quite yet, but this 22-year-old London musician is already making a major splash overseas with her soulful brand of sweeping anthemic pop. Laced with futuristic-sounding beats, lush melodies, and a soaring sing-along chorus, her latest single "White Coats" has already cemented its place on our summer soundtrack--and deserves a slot on yours, too. The song's accompanying video is equally as gorgeous, with Foxes (whose real name is Louisa Rose Allen) dropping off emotional baggage in London, all the while decked out in a vintage floral jumpsuit. While on the road promoting her new Warrior EP, the singer filled us in on her mishmash style, hat collection, and why she'll never perform in heels.
Last night, almost the entire Style team watched as Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino covered Fleetwood Mac's "Storms" at New York City's Terminal 5. She was wearing an understated all black outfit--a black tank and jeans and a pair of black clog sandals--and commanded in a way that we're sure would have made her predecessor Stevie Nicks very proud had she been there to witness it. Just hours before, Bethany and the rest of her band performed the same song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, their second time on the show (the first was performing "Boyfriend" off of their debut record, Crazy For You). For the performance, Bethany looked equal parts bewitching and contemporary, dripping in Pamela Love's architectural, amulet-like pyramid rings, a bracelet and an breastplate necklace that almost doubles as a collar for her midi-length Rachel Comey Dress. The dress, which is a fluid black halter with buttons from the waist down (very Elaine Benes from Seinfeld, only sexier and more modern, we must say), isn't quite as flamboyant as a classic Stevie Nicks look, but we love how Bethany stays true to her own unique take on the California Valley witch vibe that Stevie is the godmother of. Finished off with a pair of Marc Jacobs split wedges and flowing tresses, Bethany's super simple, timeless look was nearly as breathtaking as her tender cover of the heartbreaking Fleetwood Mac ballad she sang.
Lana Del Rey photographed for H&M by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Photo: Vogue UK's Facebook
We usually prefer not to comment on rumors, but last month when we heard Lana Del Rey had signed a contract to be the new face of H&M, we just HAD to say SOMETHING. Well, turns out it was true!! Lana will be the face of the fall campaign, and will also appear in the company's holiday advertisements. In the first image from the campaign (above), Lana poses coyly in a peach colored sweater and matching pants. We love this textured take on monochrome *takes out notebook and jots down ideas,* and her stiletto nails are to die for. We're also glad to see that Lana's ever-growing hair shows no sign that it's going to deflate any time soon. Sources say that the campaign will also include a TV spot, and a cover of "Blue Velvet." Amazing.